HELP WANTED: Identity of Armed Robbery Suspects

On 24 February 2012, at approx. 9:30 PM, an armed robbery took place in the 300 Block of Adams Street. A handgun was displayed.

One suspect is described as a black male, late teens, wearing a dark beanie style hat, dark hooded jacket, dark jeans, thin build.

The other suspect is a black male, baseball hat on sideways, black gym pants, black jacket with hood.

The males were last seen in an older model Honda sedan, mid 90s Honda Accord, black or dark in color, possibly out-of-state or temp tag in window.

If you know these individuals or have any information on these males, contact Det. Brad Jones at 610-865-7146 or the Bethlehem Police 911 Center at 610-865-7187.

See below for photos:

POLICE CAREER: Bethlehem Police Now Accepting Applications

City of Bethlehem

Police Officer Civil Service Examination
The City of Bethlehem is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  The Police Civil Service Entrance Examination will be conducted Saturday 28 April 2012.
Starting Salary: $45,308 with a competitive benefits package.
All applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of the United States for at least five years
  • Be at least 21 years of age on 04 April 2012
  • Possess an Associate Degree OR a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college/university.
    • This requirement may be waived if the applicant:
      • Possesses Act 120 Certification OR
      • Has at least two years active military service and an Honorable Discharge from such service.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Application forms and Civil Service Vouchers may be obtained from the City of Bethlehem Human Resources Department at 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or online at

Please submit the following, postmarked no later than 04 April 2012:

  • Completed and signed Application for Employment
  • Proof of eligibility:
    • Copy of degree and unofficial transcript and/or
    • Copy of Act 120 Certificate and/or
    • Copy of DD-214 Honorable Discharge certification
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Notarized Civil Service Voucher
  • Money Order for $50.00 made payable to “City of Bethlehem”
  • DD-214, Member 4 Form if you are a veteran claiming Veteran’s Preference

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.

The $50.00 appication fee is non-refundable.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or regular mail of the time and location of the examination.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CANCELED: WANTED PERSON: Burglary suspect Andre West


The Bethlehem Police Department currently has an arrest warrant for ANDRE WEST, age 48, in relation to a burglary at the Christ Church UCC, 75 E. Market Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania., that occurred on January 14, 2012.

WEST is described as a 6’0” thin black male with a bald head and bush grey sideburns which lead into a chinstrap style beard. WEST has a pointy nose with a thin face. WEST frequents soup kitchens in the area. He was last seen on January 14, 2012 wearing a blue coat with a white strip across the chest.

If you have information on ANDRE WEST’s whereabouts, please contact the City of Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 and/or Officer Sam Elias at 610-865-7187.

The information you provide can be kept confidential.

Make a difference. Get involved in your community and help us make it a safer place.

Thank You

CRIME ALERT: Help Identify Theft Suspect – Union Blvd Giant

BC-12-04510—Theft of Wallet From Giant @ 2170 W Union Blvd

            On 1/30/12, the Bethlehem Police Department received a report of a theft of an aluminum style wallet, which the victim accidentally left in the dining area inside of the Giant located at 2170 W Union Blvd.  The staff at Giant checked their cameras and observed a white or Hispanic male take the wallet from where it was left by the victim and walk out of the store.  The suspect left the parking lot in a white Honda.  Both the suspect and the vehicle are pictured below.  If anyone can identify the Hispanic male suspect please contact Detective Jones #355 at 610.865.7187.  Thank you for your assistance in advance.

CRIME ALERT: Subway Armed Robbery Information


On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 around 2010 hrs the Subway at 1829 Stefko Blvdwas robbed at gunpoint.  The actor was described as a black male, approximately six feet tall, he was wearing a face mask with either a zebra design or a skull design, as well as a dark hoodie over his head. He displayed a hand gun. He fled the store and went in an unknown direction.
See the surveillance photo below

Anyone with information please contact Bethlehem Police Department at 610-865-7187 and/or Det/Sgt David Bartera at 610-997-7684.

CRIME ALERT: ARRESTED: Office Creeper Gerald Broadwater


The attached photo is a male individual who is suspected of stealing from offices in at least four states. The male suspect has been identified as GERALD BROADWATER, age 61. He has become known in the media as the “Office Creeper.” BROADWATER also goes by the first name of “Frank.”

BROADWATER casually hangs around office parks/ office complexes. He watches the people come and go as they work. He then enters the offices posing as a worker or maintenance person and steals computers. He targets laptop computers and cash.

BROADWATER was seen in a Fort Washington Office Park on January 11, 2012.  Police attempted to apprehend him on January 19-20, 2012, but he managed to get away during a chase. Upper Dublin Police do have warrants on GERALD BROADWATER.

GERALD BROADWATER is described as a black male, 6’2”, 205 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.

If you see this male around your office complex, please notify the Police immediately.

Your single call may solve or prevent a crime.

Bethlehem Police Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 610.865.7187

Help Us Help You: Bethlehem Offers "Vial of Life" Program

In a continuing effort to enhance our services and maximize our ability to help you, the City of Bethlehem EMS, through a partnership with the Bethlehem Health Bureau, is providing to the citizens we serve a life saving program called “Vial of Life.”  Completing the Vial of Life information sheet could save your life or that of a family member.  For that reason we trust you will actively participate in this program and help us help you.

 What is the Vial of Life?

 Important medical and patient information is placed on a standardized worksheet then placed in a vial, which is stored in your refrigerator.  This information will assist responding personnel with previous medical history, medications and other related information.

 Why should I participate?

 EMT-Paramedics must gather important information in order to properly treat the patient.  If this information is available immediately upon arrival on the scene, minutes can be saved while treating the patient.  When seconds can mean the difference between life and death, the advantages of participation are obvious.  Sometimes a patient may be unconscious unable to talk with the paramedics, the responders (police, fire, and EMS) can look at the information provided on the sheet and help determine the best possible treatment of the patient.

 Who will have access to this information?

 If you require emergency medical treatment, life saving information will be available to responding personnel.  This includes the City of Bethlehem Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Service (Paramedics).  The information will then be supplied to the nurses and doctors at the treating hospital.  At no time will this information be available to anyone other than personnel involved in the treatment of the patient.  Prior to an emergency, the information is stored only by you.  It is kept safely with you until needed.

 What happens when I am away from home?

 If you would like to carry a second copy on you while traveling, make a photocopy and place in a wallet or purse.  It is important not to take the vial or copy from your home with you.  We are more than happy to provide residents with additional worksheets if needed.

Where will this information be stored?

The worksheets will be placed in a vial, which will then be stored on the top shelf of your refrigerator door.  This location was chosen because it is centrally located and common to all households.

 How will responding personnel know you are participating?

 A magnet placed on the exterior of your refrigerator door stating “Vial of Life” will notify personnel of your participation.

 Tell me how this works

When we are called to your home for a medical emergency police the City of Bethlehem Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service (Paramedics) will look on your refrigerator door.  Upon seeing the magnet, the members will retrieve the information sheet from the vial in your refrigerator.  The information may be used in the treatment of you or your family members.

 Who should participate?

 It is our goal that all City of Bethlehem citizens, young and old, with a medical history fill out individual worksheets and store them together in a vial.

 How often should I update information?

 It is important to update and maintain current information.  If there is a medication change or any other problems that should be noted, make changes on the form or get a new form.  If you need additional forms please contact the Bethlehem Health Bureau(610) 865-7087.

Police Complete Investigation into damage to City Parking Garage

03 February 2012
Bethlehem, PA
On 2/2/12 at approximately 10:30 pm the City of Bethlehem Police Department responded to the North Streetparking garage to investigate a report of damage to one of the gates.
            A witness reported to police that three men had broken the toll gate and driven away. A witness provided police a license plate which, after an initial NCIC search, police determined belongs to Marco Andretti. Accordingly, Mr. Andretti was noted as a potential suspect in a standard report prepared by police that became available to the media.   
            Local media outlets began calling the department and were told that the matter was an open investigation. It is the department’s procedure not to comment on open investigations.  Nevertheless, some local media outlets published reports of the incident.
            On the afternoon of 2/3/12, the police department obtained video surveillance footage of the incident.  A thorough review of the video revealed no evidence that Marco Andretti was involved in damaging the gate. Additionally, police learned that a man contacted the Bethlehem Parking Authority the morning of 2/3/12, claimed responsibility for the incident and offered to pay for the damage.
Video surveillance shows two vehicles in line at the gate. After payment transactions are attempted, the gate appears as if it is not going in the upright position.
            After some time elapses, a tall, thin male exits the left rear side of Mr. Andretti’s vehicle. He approaches and attempts to lift the gate but is unsuccessful.  Another man approaches from the vehicle in line behind Mr. Andretti’s vehicle. Video shows the second man breaking the gate by forcing it from its connection to the motor housing.  No one else is seen in the video.
            Based on the investigation, the City of Bethlehem Police Department will not take any action against Mr. Andretti.  The responsible party offered to make restitution and has accepted full responsibility for the damage to the gate.